J Rhinol.  2011 May;18(1):71-74.

A Case of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Lateral Frontal Sinusitis

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. ent@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Frontal sinusitis can cause an intractable frontal headache. Frequently, the external approach is performed for a lesion located in the lateral aspect of the frontal sinus. This area is considered to be "out of reach" for standard endoscopic instruments. However, problems such as scars can be a serious handicap of the external approach for patients with cosmetic concerns. We experienced a case of lateral frontal sinusitis associated with an intractable frontal headache, which was successfully treated via endoscopic sinus surgery aided by sagittal CT and intraoperative C-arm using K-wire instead of the external approach.

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Frontal sinus; Endoscopic sinus surgery
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